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Clint
May 19th, 2010, 08:53 PM
My new Torchmate 2x2 showed up today. Torchmate is an awesome company to deal with!

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs299.snc3/28603_444793581216_294171231216_6138271_340199_n.jpg

Rigged up a sharpie to the brackets and drew on the work bench, was pretty cool!

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-sjc1/hs319.snc3/28603_444827751216_294171231216_6138870_3351016_n.jpg

Tomorrow I start the 2x4 water table, and should have it in action next week sometime! Have a Cutmaster 52 Plasma on the way to replace my Longevity, and it will pierce 1/2, so we will be able to cut out just about anything shortly. Ill post up pics of the water table as I work on it.

Ironhide
May 19th, 2010, 10:32 PM
Damn that is sweet!!!!

Steven_Mc
May 20th, 2010, 07:15 AM
That is awesome! I'd love to add one of those to the garage some day. :drool:

Badbuggy
May 20th, 2010, 07:43 AM
Can't wait to see it in action.

CLYDE
May 20th, 2010, 03:19 PM
Bet you will want a way bigger one in no time:D

Clint
May 20th, 2010, 06:19 PM
why? 95% of the stuff we cut is way smaller than 2x2, and the table can index however I want it to for something longer. If its something huge, Ill have someone else do it, but doubt I will need it for much of anything bigger than 2x2

Steven_Mc
May 20th, 2010, 06:42 PM
why? 95% of the stuff we cut is way smaller than 2x2, and the table can index however I want it to for something longer. If its something huge, Ill have someone else do it, but doubt I will need it for much of anything bigger than 2x2

x2. I hear a lot of people say this, but for brackets, tabs, etc; 2x2 is perfect. Even for cutting out plate for bumpers and skid plates it can be indexed to accomplish the larger cuts. I'm curious what other things people see a need to cut that could not be accomplished?

Scorpion
May 20th, 2010, 08:00 PM
Now all you need is an Iron Worker

Clint
May 20th, 2010, 08:16 PM
Now all you need is an Iron Worker

troof.

CLYDE
May 20th, 2010, 09:24 PM
Just seems like it would be so much easier to load up a standard 4x8 sheet, and cut out of it til its gone, than to have to precut everything. Just seems like it would get annoying after awhile.. But then the price of a big machine could make up for a lot of annoyance:D

Clint
May 20th, 2010, 10:11 PM
Just seems like it would be so much easier to load up a standard 4x8 sheet, and cut out of it til its gone, than to have to precut everything. Just seems like it would get annoying after awhile.. But then the price of a big machine could make up for a lot of annoyance:D

I can get 2x4 sheets at the steel yard. :beer:

Clod Hopper
May 21st, 2010, 10:08 AM
Just seems like it would be so much easier to load up a standard 4x8 sheet, and cut out of it til its gone, than to have to precut everything. Just seems like it would get annoying after awhile.. But then the price of a big machine could make up for a lot of annoyance:D

I have a 4x8 table and to be honest I only used that length a very few times. Moving a 4x8 sheet of 1/4" is a major PITA unless you have a gantry crane or other means to move it around. I was typically chopping full sheets in half for use, it was just a size I could pick up and move around better. Also, a table that size takes up alot of floor space. I don't have my shop anymore so my table is disassembled and stored. Been toying with the idea of building a 2x2 or a 4x4 folding cut table I can set up when I need to chop out a few parts.

Sound_Man
May 22nd, 2010, 12:05 PM
Mine is up and running. You will love it once you get yours going.

bsaunder
May 22nd, 2010, 01:25 PM
very nice!

(the nerd in me is looking at the table and thinking that I might be able to do the same and save some money using labview to control a homemade table....)

cheepin
May 22nd, 2010, 06:40 PM
We have a 5x10 table.And just loading a piece of 4x10 sheetmetal can be a chore.24 guage is no problem but 16 gauge take 2 guys.

Clint
May 22nd, 2010, 07:12 PM
very nice!

(the nerd in me is looking at the table and thinking that I might be able to do the same and save some money using labview to control a homemade table....)

2k for everything man. and its got some good interface software, pretty hard to beat, especially considering time involved. I had looked at some of the DIY stuff, but this just makes more sense.

bsaunder
May 22nd, 2010, 07:17 PM
2k for everything man. and its got some good interface software, pretty hard to beat, especially considering time involved. I had looked at some of the DIY stuff, but this just makes more sense.

dang - considering I doubt I'd get it right on first version, that's a heck of deal.

Clint
May 22nd, 2010, 07:18 PM
only thing it doesnt come with is the plasma and a torch holder.....screaming deal. put it together, square it up and start cutting stuff

Sound_Man
May 22nd, 2010, 09:19 PM
I got the torch holder from torchmate and it works really well. The entire package can't be beat. Learning curve is pretty big for me so far. This is the first CNC machine I have ever worked with.

Just to give folks an idea of what this thing can do.

http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/6254/img0568kx.jpg

http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/3958/img7605a.jpg
I am still dialing it in, torch height, amps, CFM, IPM, arch delay etc etc etc...

This is cut out of 1/8" mild steel.

If you need to chat about set up or anything Clint please don't hesitate to call me email pm whatever.

Clint
June 5th, 2010, 06:28 PM
We got our water table all built and did our first cuts last night. We set up a piece of 1/4" plate and cut out 5 pieces that would act as rails for our slats.

Some pics of the table and a video of the cuts!

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs358.snc3/29503_450213461216_294171231216_6291967_2169610_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs358.snc3/29503_450213426216_294171231216_6291965_2125687_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs347.ash1/29503_450213416216_294171231216_6291964_2759143_n.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozzIolLFQPw

970TJ
June 5th, 2010, 06:53 PM
How change often to you have to change tips? What consumables do you use if any? I'm completely stupid when is comes to this stuff.

Sound_Man
June 6th, 2010, 05:37 PM
Looks good!